Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[cancer] The world's weirdest drug side effect: Eyelashes

I'm on Vectibix, which is an anti-EGFR monoclonal antibody. One side effect of this type of drug is excessive eyelash growth.

Seriously.

I am not kidding.

Of late my vision has been getting foggy due to runaway eyelash growth. And people have been commenting on my unusually lush eyelashes, included various nurses while I was in the hospital recently. So last night, [info]the_child and Mother of the Child undertook to trim my eyelashes. Lisa Costello was kind enough to photo document. (Note this is a profound act of trust in your trimmer's very steady hands.)

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My right eyelashes have been trimmed, my left eyelashes have not yet

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The operation in progress

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Me, trying not to struggle

Yeah, cancer is weird. The Great Eyelash Caper of Ought Thirteen brought to you by my disease and its discontents.




Photos © 2013 Lisa Costello. Reproduced with permission.

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